pneumonic plague

noun Pathology.
a form of plague characterized by lung involvement.
Compare plague.


Origin:
1895–1900

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pneumonic plague n.
A frequently fatal form of bubonic plague in which the lungs are infected and the disease is transmissible by coughing.

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Example sentences
If you believe you have been intentionally exposed to pneumonic plague, you
  should contact law enforcement officials immediately.
The bacteria in some cases can spread to the lungs causing a severe respiratory
  illness called pneumonic plague.
Plague can exist in different forms, bubonic and pneumonic plague.
Pneumonic plague requires strict isolation and disinfection, and treatment
  procedures.
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